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THE SLING DIARIES: DISCOVERY

Posted on: Tuesday













Discovery

I walk slowly from our bedroom, through the old french doors of the soon-to-be "kids' room" and towards the glow of the living room. You are bundled up against me, just above my big pregnant belly, barefoot and wide-eyed.  The old crooked floors creak with each of my steps as we approach the living room door. We step through and you see the lights and the draping ribbons and the majestic angel. You gasp a tiny baby gasp and say "Wow."

I walk you up close to see the tree and your hand reaches out for it. You place one fingertip on a shining miniature light bulb and look up at me, asking with your curious gaze if it's ok to touch. I smile down at you and encourage you to explore. Feel the tree. Touch the ornaments. Smell the pine. Discover the magic. 

Your hand brushes through the branches, pinches the lace ribbon, points up at the pink-gowned angel. And then you turn to me, smile, and lean in and kiss the tree. We both laugh. Oh what a funny, wonderful, amazing girl you are. 

Although this is your second Christmas, it is your first year with a tree, and a stocking, and Hanukkah. It is your first holiday season done right and proper.  Last year, when you were a tiny little thing, we skipped all of the tradition and celebration and simply went to volunteer on Christmas Day. You brought so much light and joy to everyone you met that day.  

But now all of the light and joy is yours to feel, as you discover each sight, smell, and sound of the season.  And each time your eyes widen and another whispered "Wow" escapes your lips, your Papa and I are washed over with love and pride.  We have always made it a point to keep childlike magic and wonder a part of our everyday lives, and to rejoice in the small beauties of the everyday. And you, my daughter, only magnify it all.  Watching you discover the world around you for the very first time is truly a privilege, and an inspiration.  

Oh my little tree-kissing Biet, the holiday season has never been so alive with magic.


This post is the third installment of the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries. You can see all previous entries here.  I am wearing the Essential Silk Sling in Midnight Pebble


31 COMMENTS:

  1. Everything about this post is magical including the decor! I cannot say this enough - you write beautifully.

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    1. Your kind words mean SO very much to me!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful - words, images, you & Biet, the tree and lights! Everything looks...well, magical.

    Sending the warmest of seasons greetings to you all, from across the seas.

    Sar x

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    1. Sending the warmest wishes back to you as well! xx

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  3. The way you decorated your Christmas tree is just <333

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    1. It's actually a no-budget decor scheme, mostly just ribbons and things from around the house, and little taped together paper cubes. I'm surprised it turned out so cohesive though!

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  4. Oh, man. The hair and belly...so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Julie! Braid your hair after a shower and before bed and voila- instant styled hair in the morning!

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  5. How wonderful! I love your skirt- beautiful as always!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! Its one of my few "maternity" buys this time around (its not actually a maternity skirt at all!). I ordered it from Free People and almost sent it back, but now i love it.

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  6. So happy I stumbled across your blog today. Your little family is absolutely beautiful, and I love the way you decorated your tree :)
    xo TJ

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    1. Thank you so much TJ!! I adore your blog too! xx

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    1. These images are beautiful. I also love your skirt/dress and wonder who makes it...

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    2. Thanks! My shirt is from H&M and my skirt is Free People.

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  8. You are stunning!!!

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